Top 5 Employment Law Questions of August 2018

Sep 17, 2018 1. When is it permissible for an employer to terminate the contract of employment of an employee on the grounds of ill health? Dismissing an employee on the grounds of ill health i

Discrimination because of religion or belief

Sep 05, 2018 All employers should already be aware that treating an employee differently because they are Muslim, Jewish, Christian, black, white etc can result in legal action. But, can you be accused of discrimi

Employee Onboarding – 5 Best Practices to Improve Retention

Aug 30, 2018 What is an onboarding process? Onboarding is the procedure an employer should use to help a new employee acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful member of th

5 Reasons for a fair dismissal

Aug 21, 2018 Dismissal occurs when an employer decides to terminate the employment relationship. And, since the Supreme Court ruled that tribunal fees were a barrier to justice, claims against employers have incre

Know when to outsource a HR function

Aug 14, 2018 As a small business owner, how many times have you gone into the office early to find mountains of paperwork that you just never seem to get through? Most employers will understand the frustration

Time off for dependants: advice for employers

Aug 03, 2018 From the first day of employment all employees have the right to time off to care for a dependant. Under s57a and s57b of the Employment Rights Act, all employees are entitled to a “reasonable” am

Understanding Employment Status , The Risks of Getting it Wrong and What You Can Do To Avoid Them

Aug 03, 2018 UK employment laws are extremely complex and with the government introducing regular changes, many UK employers often struggle to keep up to date and keep their business compliant. The thoug

Employment Law Quiz

Jul 31, 2018 Employment legislation covers all areas of day-day business activities. This includes what employers can and cannot do in regard to employment contracts, recruitment, wages, dismissals, employee right

How hot is too hot to work?

Jul 04, 2018 It doesn’t happen often, but when the country swelters in rising temperatures, it’s not everyone’s idea of fun. Hot weather is great if you are lying on a beach or in your back garden, but no

Can menopausal symptoms amount to a disability?

Jun 28, 2018 Under the Equality Act 2010, a person is viewed as disabled if they suffer from a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial ‘long term’ negative effect on their ability to carry out day